We have vacancies on our inpatients wards for Staff Nurses (Band 5) at the Forensic Service both at John Howard Centre and Wolfson House. This role will cover all areas of our service including learning disability, specialist autism, acute mental health, women services and rehabilitation services.
As a Staff Nurse, your role will be to provide holistic nursing care to patients from admission to discharge and to work with the ward management team to innovate and inspire change and excellence across all aspects of the care environment. You will be a role model to unregistered nursing staff and able to demonstrate care and compassion in all that you do.
You might be a newly qualified nurse or a more experienced practitioner. You will be a motivated clinician who is able to communicate and demonstrate therapeutic interventions with adults who are experiencing acute mental health problems, with knowledge of the physical health issues related to this patient group, reflected in good documentation and the ability to evidence care. Your focus will be on the recovery of patients and improving the patient experience. We offer an excellent preceptor ship programme to newly qualified nurses and a nurse development programme to all registered nursing staff, as well as opportunities to apply for an Aspiring Leadership Programme for those who wish to progress into management. Supervision and support and reflective practice is offered to all staff.
Main duties of the job
To co-ordinate and provide care and treatment to an identified group of patients without direct supervision.
To manage and organise work as required.
Take responsibility for the development and delivery of evidence based practice, ensuring that it supports and reflects service user individual needs, Trust objectives and professional guidance.
Contribute to the development of high quality evidence based in-patient services in a changing health care environment.
Contribute towards ensuring that the ward functions as an integral part of the Directorate's services.
Effective communication with all relevant personnel both internal and external to the Trust.
To practice within professional guidelines and promote professional practice in clinical area.
To ensure continuous personal development through the utilisation of regular supervision, annual appraisal and training where appropriate.
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Job description Job responsibilities
Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.
Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
- Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
- OR Registered Nurse (Learning Difficulty)
- OR Registered Nurse (Adult)
- Working with people with mental health problems/ learning disabilities
- Managing challenging and aggressive behavior
- Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
- Experience of providing individualized and culturally sensitive care
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
- Minimising clinical risk and reducing restrictive practices
- Able to manage time so that deadlines are met
- Ability to recognise stress
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Able to work sensitively and compassionately with patients
- Emotional Intelligence and Personal Resilience
- To have knowledge of Mental Health presentations and appropriate interventions
- NMC Code of Conduct
- Awareness of supervision and reflective practices
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